India has avoided 1 million child deaths since 2005, new study concludes

Research is part of Million Death Study involving interviews with 100,000 homes where children died By: Leslie Shepherd, St. Michael’s Hospital India has avoided about 1 million deaths of children under age five since 2005, driven by significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhea, tetanus and measles, according to new...

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Higher levels of fluoride in urine associated with lower intelligence in children

Fluoride in the urine of pregnant women shows a correlation with lower measures of intelligence in their children, according to University of Toronto researchers who conducted the first study of its kind and size to examine fluoride exposure and multiple states of neurodevelopment. “Our study shows that the growing fetal...

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Care interrupted: Housing crisis pushing people into rural areas with already stretched health services

Health services in rural and remote areas are struggling to cope with an influx of people on low, fixed incomes moving to these areas, according to researchers at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. No longer able to survive in southern Ontario due to skyrocketing housing costs, these people...

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Personal stories underscore Indigenous health symposium at U of T

By Hannah James, Reporter, U of T News Families grappling with intergenerational traumas resulting from the residential school system. Troubling experiences of homelessness. Distressing examples of racism in the health-care system. Personal stories – some of which were extremely emotional – were shared at the inaugural Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health's...

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Call for global action on life-​threatening fungal infections

Most of the students, faculty and staff at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health would agree that Professor Donald Cole is a fun guy. His cousin David Denning from the University of Manchester is a “fungi” too. Together they are tackling an emerging issue that the global health community...

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DLSPH Blog – Premature Mortality Reduction Strategies in Canada and Abroad

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis written by Interim Dean Adalsteinn Brown in collaboration with DLSPH faculty, staff and students. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca Premature mortality — in Canada defined as death...

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“We were always hungry”: Severe hunger at residential schools linked to current health issues of Indigenous peoples in Canada

The severe hunger and malnutrition that many Indigenous children suffered at Canadian residential schools has contributed to Indigenous peoples’ elevated risk of obesity and diabetes, according to University of Toronto public health and anthropology professors. “Hunger has always been central to survivors’ accounts of their residential school experiences and we...

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Nominations for Canada Research Chair Tier 2 Open

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health invites applications from tenure Stream Assistant or Associate Professors for a nomination for a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in one of the School’s priority areas. The Chair is tenable for five years and renewable once. The following Advisory Search Committee has been...

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DLSPH Open: DLSPH Brand Survey

Dear colleagues, In the last edition of DLSPH Open, I promised we would be launching a brand survey to broadly engage our students, faculty, staff and alumni to share their insights to help us shape our story. The DLSPH Brand Survey’s objective is to uncover issues and challenges facing the...

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DLSPH Blog – Community-​driven health system innovation

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis written by Interim Dean Adalsteinn Brown in collaboration with DLSPH faculty, staff and students. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca It’s hard to separate your health (or...

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